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  • 2022 DaVolsForums Cup Proxy Rules

    Here are the rules for the 2022 Season. Read them carefully and build accordingly. Hopefully there will be no penalties issued this year.

    DaVols Forum Cup Proxy Rules 2022
    This post will notate any changes and when they were made.
    Overview:
    The DaVols Forum Cup Proxy (DFCP) is a NASCAR themed 1/32 scale proxy series founded by the late Bruce Kraemer. The original intent Bruce offered was a simple inexpensive way to build NASCAR style slot cars for a proxy format. Since his passing, the tradition Bruce put into place has been continued by each dedicated series director with a few tweaks over time to keep the cars current and to maintain interest. DFCP is a NASCAR style series with oval tracks raced in counterclockwise direction, and road courses that may be raced in either clockwise or counter clockwise direction, on both wood and plastic track. The series is fun to prepare for and to participate in. I would encourage any interested slot car racer to learn about DFCP and make the decision to enter this long-standing traditional proxy.

    Common Rules to both COT (Generation 5 and 6) and Winston Cup (Scalextric 1980s)

    Minimum weight: Rule to be enforced the same for both classes with different limits. To be checked by series director before season opening race and at any time during the season by track hosts. Official weight to be determined by series director, hosts checks are optional. Any car found to be under minimum weight after initial inspection and during the season will be allowed a 2-gram tolerance. Cars under tolerance should be reported to series director and the most convenient solution will be determined. There will be no penalty for a car under tolerance during the season as long the car is brought up to minimum when discovered. There is no tolerance allowed at initial inspection-the official preseason minimum is set in each class rules. Let's all play fair with this rule.

    Glass: Stock windshield, side opening, and rear glass required. Glass must be clear front and rear. Glass must be secured to the body. Loose glass is not allowed.

    Appearance: NASCAR style numbers required on the roof and doors. Roof numbers should face the infield on a counter-clockwise oval. Sponsor and detail decals are optional but encouraged. Stock or builder livery's allowed. Builder livery's must maintain a NASCAR theme.

    Wheels: Front and rear, stock, CB Design 15x8 "Stock Car" CBD1410, CBD1400 or "F1/Modified" CBD0755, Staff 8 Spoke Aluminum wheels 15.8 x8.5 STAFFS77-STAFFS82 are the only wheels approved, any color. NO STAFF Air Wheels which are 10 mm wide.

    Tires: Rear, Paul Gage Urethane original FIRM compound only, sized for the stock wheel or for 15x8 CB Design. Front, stock or aftermarket allowed. Zero grips allowed. Glued and trued tires allowed. Front tires must contact the track while car is in the slot and tires must roll when given a test push. Front tire coating with any substance is not allowed. (Scalextric Monet Carlo and Thunderbird as well as the 15x8 wheels can use PGT-21105)

    Axles: Stock or aftermarket allowed. Must be proper length, must not protrude beyond normal appearance.

    Bushings: Stock or aftermarket allowed. may be glued in place. Ball bearing type bushings are not allowed.

    Gears: Stock or aftermarket allowed. Crown/spur and pinion sizes/combinations are builder choice.

    Guide flag: Stock or aftermarket allowed. Aftermarket guide adapters are allowed.

    Braids: Stock or aftermarket allowed.

    Weight: Must be secured and concealed. Weight may not be attached to the underside of chassis.

    Magnets: The DaVols proxy is a "no magnet" series. No magnets are allowed to be added anywhere on the car. Factory chassis magnets must be removed.

    Chassis: HRW or SCI User name must be on the Chassis in marker, etched, or taped on. You can also add screw adjustment if you chose too.


    COT Specific Rules:

    104-gram minimum weight (see common rules for details)

    COT Body: Only stock plastic bodies from the eligible manufacturers below are allowed. Modifications are allowed to the front valance/air dam/splitter and side skirts to allow for track clearance. Contact with the track surface by any part of the chassis and body is not allowed. Body posts may be trimmed. Body float is allowed. Wheel wells may be sanded to allow for tire clearance. Tires may NOT extend beyond the wheel well openings as viewed from above the car and measured at 90 degrees from a flat surface plate to the top center of the wheel well opening. Extreme body modifications are not allowed, the car must maintain a NASCAR style appearance in the judgement of the series director. COT wing must be replaced with a spoiler. If you have a question about this, please ask. Modifications as described in the common rules section are allowed.

    Interior: Stock or light weight Lexan or card stock allowed. Driver or a bust including the shoulders and head required. Driver must be painted and/or decaled. Window net, stock or custom required and must be secured. Interior must be secured to the body. Loose interior is not allowed.

    COT Eligible models: Generation 5 and 6 (as described by NASCAR) Carrera, Scalextric, SCX (including Pro)


    COT Chassis: Stock or modified stock plastic chassis from eligible manufacturers allowed. Aftermarket plastic chassis allowed, including a 3D printed chassis or slot.it HRS style chassis. Slot Car Corner front axle adjusters allowed. Aftermarket motor pods allowed. Tape may be used on the underside of chassis to control pod float. Chassis may be attached to body using stock or aftermarket body screws or any secure, repeatable, non-permanent method.

    COT Motor: COT is an open motor division. Any commercially available slot car motor is allowed. Builders be advised: Super high RPM motors (over 25k) are counterproductive and will over match the tires and tracks and cause your car to be undriveable. If you can tame such a car, you have the option. Just keep in mind drivers of all skill levels will be racing your car. Motors may be secured using screws and/or glue or tape.

    Winston Cup Specific Rules:

    98-gram minimum weight (see common rules for details)

    Winston Cup Eligible Models: Scalextric Monte Carlo and Scalextric Thunderbird

    Winston Cup Body: Stock plastic body from eligible models only. No body modifications to height, wheel base, or fender widths are allowed. Body must match the chassis it was intended for. Body must attach to the chassis using the stock body posts with stock or aftermarket screws. (For modelers: a question was asked about filling in the rear deck area on the Monte Carlo to create the non-aero rear window. Also, there was talk about grafting a Pontiac or Buick nose onto the Monte Carlo body. Both of these would be legal.)

    Winston Cup Glass: If rear deck area is modified to remove bubble aero rear window, a suitable replacement must be installed. (Ask if you have any questions)

    Winston Cup Interior: Stock interior required, including driver, window net, and all other parts/pieces. Interior may not be cut, ground, or modified shape in any way. Bushing supports may be removed from bottom of interior. Driver must be painted and/or decaled. Interior must be secured to the body. Loose interior is not allowed. (The stock interior will prevent lowering the body as the motor will not allow it.)

    Winston Cup Chassis: Stock plastic chassis from eligible manufacturers required. Sanding for float is allowed. Only mods described in the common rules allowed. Slot Car Corner Adjustable Front Axle Mounts may be used, front axle MUST remain in the stock height location. Stock front axle loops may be removed, but the lower section of rails must remain and will be used as the low point of the front axle. Chassis may be braced with a tube between the front axle mounts, plastic or metal.

    Winston Cup Motor: Only H&R Hawk 18K, SCC Gator 18k, or Predator 18k motors are allowed. No other motor is allowed in Winston Cup division. Motor modifications are not allowed. Motors may be secured with glue/tape. Screws may not be used to secure the motor as it would require a modification to the motor mounts.
    Last edited by arroldn; March 14, 2022, 03:27 PM.
    Arrold Martin
    Nashville TN

  • #2
    Thanks, Arrold.
    Robert- Shoreline Model Raceways Club
    Connecticut, U.S.A.

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    • #3
      Click image for larger version  Name:	Allowed Chassis Bracing Front Axle Tube.jpg Views:	3 Size:	3.42 MB ID:	143540 Front Axle Bracing with axle tube will be permitted. Stock ride height must be retained
      Last edited by arroldn; January 17, 2022, 10:51 AM.
      Arrold Martin
      Nashville TN

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      • #4
        Thanks Arrold! I've read through quickly, will go back and do a more thorough review before building. For quick reference... Were there any changes from last year?

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        • arroldn
          arroldn commented
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          Only addition was the front axle tube. Most was just cleaning up the language some.

        • cj74
          cj74 commented
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          Thank you sir!

      • #5
        Thanks Arrold. Rules are very Clear . PG TIRES. Ok with me . SCC Is a great parts line for Tires . Buy SCC &Cloverleaf

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        • #6
          Thanks Arrold, I will get to work on both cars and send them back over, hopefully better

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          • arroldn
            arroldn commented
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            Look to see you among the group.

        • #7
          Good work Arrold!
          Let us know when we can sign up, I've been wanting to get into this proxy for a few years now...
          Dickie Pearson
          Canterbury, NH

          HOST - Home Operated Slot Tracks
          MSR - Main Street Racing

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          • arroldn
            arroldn commented
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            Glad to have you join the fun. Signup page coming soon. Like maybe in a few hours or minutes.

        • #8
          I was thinking of adding this wheel to the approved list. Sorry I had not seen them earlier. Give me your thoughts. They come in red, blue, gold, black, gray and silver.
          Attached Files
          Arrold Martin
          Nashville TN

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          • arroldn
            arroldn commented
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            Staffs sold at LEB Hobbies

          • Brumos RSR
            Brumos RSR commented
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            It supports another page sponsor and is similar to CBD. Your call

          • dungeonracer
            dungeonracer commented
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            If they're the same size (15x8), why not?

        • #9
          Originally posted by arroldn View Post
          I was thinking of adding this wheel to the approved list. Sorry I had not seen them earlier. Give me your thoughts. They come in red, blue, gold, black, gray and silver.
          Nice wheels. Some call them CBD copies but they are actually 15.8x8.5 and have hubs versus the CBD 15x8 hubless design. Much easier to get to the set screw but with the hub they may have issues with chassis/sidewinder clearance on some COT set ups. Me, I prefer CBD.
          Ken, Gulf Key Raceway, Hernando Beach, FL

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          • arroldn
            arroldn commented
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            Thanks Ken for that observation on clearance issue. I think I'll order a pair and check the clearance. I also prefer a hubless design. It was just a thought for those who would want a colored wheel. May not be that big a deal.

          • k0z0oo1
            k0z0oo1 commented
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            Could be a good option if anyone wanted to use wheels with a hub. Nice work finding another reasonable item!

        • #10
          I tried the Staff wheels on a Scaley Chevy. The none gear side is tight. Looked OK on the Carrera Dodge. Click image for larger version  Name:	STAFFS on Scaley Chevy.jpg Views:	0 Size:	109.3 KB ID:	147129
          Click image for larger version  Name:	STAFFS on Scaley Chevy Non Gear Side.jpg Views:	0 Size:	116.4 KB ID:	147130

          Let me sleep on it. Didn't mean to open a can of worms
          Arrold Martin
          Nashville TN

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